Friedrich Nietzsche: A Philosophical Biography

By Julian Young

"Ranging around the occasions of Nietzsche's lifestyles, Julian younger combines biography with a close description of his philosophy. The ebook will pride the final reader who understands little approximately Nietzsche's rules. The professional will research the place younger stands relating to the voluminous scholarship on Nietzsche."
- Christopher Cumo, self sustaining pupil, Canadian magazine of History

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The Global Remapping of American Literature

By Paul Giles

This booklet charts how the cartographies of yankee literature as an institutional classification have diversified considerably throughout diversified occasions and locations. Arguing that American literature used to be consolidated as a distinctively nationalist entity basically within the wake of the U.S. Civil battle, Paul Giles identifies this formation as extending until eventually the start of the Reagan presidency in 1981. He contrasts this with the extra amorphous obstacles of yank tradition within the eighteenth century, and with ways that stipulations of globalization on the flip of the twenty-first century have reconfigured the parameters of the subject.

In mild of those fluctuating conceptions of house, Giles indicates new methods of realizing the moving territory of yank literary historical past. starting from Cotton Mather to David Foster Wallace, and from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow to Zora Neale Hurston. Giles considers why ecu medievalism and local American prehistory have been the most important to vintage nineteenth-century authors akin to Emerson, Hawthorne, and Melville. He discusses how twentieth-century technological strategies, corresponding to air trip, affected representations of the nationwide area within the texts of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Gertrude Stein. And he analyzes how neighborhood projections of the South and the Pacific Northwest helped to form the paintings of writers similar to William Gilmore Simms, José Martí, Elizabeth Bishop, and William Gibson.

Bringing jointly literary research, political heritage, and cultural geography, The worldwide Remapping of yank Literature reorients the topic for the transnational era.

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The Land of Little Rain (Modern Library Classics)

“Between the excessive Sierras south from Yosemite—east and south over a truly nice assemblage of damaged levels past dying Valley, and on illimitably into the Mojave desolate tract” is the territory that Mary Austin calls the Land of Little Rain. during this vintage choice of meditations at the wonders of this quarter, Austin generously stocks “such information of the land, of its trails and what's astir in them, as one lover of it could provide to another.” Her shiny writings trap the landscape—from burnt hills to sun-baked mesas—as good because the wealthy number of plant and animal lifestyles, and the few people who inhabit the land, together with cattlemen, miners, and Paiute Indians. this contemporary Library Paperback vintage is determined from the unique 1903 version.

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Herland, the Yellow Wall-Paper, and Selected Writings

Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935) was once an American sociologist, writer, poet, and lecturer whose influential paintings and unorthodox way of life made her an icon for destiny generations of feminists. a lot of her paintings criticized universal perceptions of the position of ladies in marriage and society, and endorsed academic, monetary, and cultural equality for ladies. This variation gains "Herland", a utopian novel concerning the exploration of an remoted, totally girl, society by means of 3 American males. additionally incorporated is her most famed paintings, "The Yellow Wall-Paper", a semi-autobiographical tale written by way of Gilman in 1890 after a serious bout of post-partum melancholy. the tale of a girl who's pushed insane after 3 months trapped in her domestic, disadvantaged of any psychological stimulation, used to be an immediate feedback of the health care professional who "treated" Gilman's melancholy. The tales and poems during this assortment have been taken from newspapers, periodicals and Gilman's self-published journal, "The Forerunner".

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Collected Stories, Volume 1: 1866-91

By Henry James

Overview

Encompassing a interval of virtually fifty years, the tales of Henry James symbolize the main notable feat of sustained literary construction nowa days. For sheer richness, style and depth, they've got no equivalent in fiction, allowing us to track the evolution of a very good author within the most interesting aspect. This assortment reprints the entire significant tales including many unusual yet both exciting items that remove darkness from their extra celebrated companions.

Volume 1 covers the interval from 1866 to 1891, the years during which James was once evolving and perfecting his paintings as a storyteller. It comprises such famous masterpieces as “Daisy Miller,” ‘The Aspern Papers,” “The Siege of London,” and “The Lesson of the Master,” and lots of different stories within which James validated his favourite characters and events: the yankee lady in Europe, the solitary observer, the social climber, the literary lion.

Contents of quantity 1

A Landscape-Painter
A gentle Man
A Passionate Pilgrim
The Madonna of the Future
Madame de Mauves
Benvolio
Daisy Miller: A Study
An foreign Episode
The Pension Beaurepas
The aspect of View
The Siege of London
Lady Barberina
The writer of "Beltraffio"
Louisa Pallant
The Aspern Papers
The Liar
The Lesson of the Master
The Patagonia
The Pupil
The Marriages
The Chaperon
Sir Edmund Orme

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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

By Mark Twain

During this vintage satiric novel, released in 1889, Hank Morgan, a manager in a Connecticut gun manufacturing unit, falls subconscious after being whacked at the head. whilst he wakes up he reveals himself in Britain in 528 — the place he's instantly captured, hauled again to Camelot to be exhibited prior to the knights of King Arthur's around desk, and sentenced to demise. issues aren't having a look stable.

But Hank is a quick-witted and enterprising fellow, and within the strategy of saving his lifestyles he turns himself right into a star of the top importance. His Yankee ingenuity and information of the realm past the darkish a long time are considered as the main strong sorcery — successful him a place of major minister in addition to the everlasting enmity of a jealous Merlin. so as to deliver democratic rules and mechanical wisdom to the dominion, Hank introduces newspapers, phones, bicycles, and different glossy conveniences to the england of the darkish a long time. but if he attempts to enhance the lot of the typical humans, chaos and struggle outcome, giving a bittersweet tone to this comedian masterpiece by means of one in every of America's maximum storytellers.

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Dubin's Lives: A Novel (FSG Classics)

By Bernard Malamud

With a brand new creation by way of Thomas Mallon

Dubin's Lives (1979) is a compassionate and wry commedia, a ebook praised by way of Christopher Lehmann-Haupt in The long island Times as Malamud's "best novel considering The Assistant. most likely, it's the top he has written of all."

Its protagonist is one in every of Malamud's best characters; prize-winning biographer William Dubin, who learns from lives, or thinks he does: these he writes, these he stocks, the existence he lives. Now in his later heart age, he seeks his personal mystery self, and the obsession of biography is supplanted by way of the obsession of love--love for a girl part is age, who has sought an figuring out of her lifestyles via his books. Dubin's Lives is a wealthy, sophisticated e-book, in addition to a relocating story of affection and marriage.

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